I’m always amused by how some Christians rationalize the words of Jesus. When he tells people to take care of the poor, as he did many times, that’s just for that one person. When he tells his apostles to get swords, that’s a command to everyone today to buy guns. Here’s Gordon Klingenschmitt’s version, telling his followers “as a Christian chaplain, sell your clothes and buy a gun. It’s time. The government persecution will be coming against you and you need to arm yourselves and defend your family when that time comes.” Of course, this is all possible because one can read damn near anything into the gospels.